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MultiChoice Brings Premier League Trophy to NigeriaÂ

first_imgThe General Manager Sales and Marketing, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said,“One of MultiChoice’s key priorities is to always find interesting ways to please our subscribers. The Premier League is the world’s most watched sporting league with each season being an exciting time every year. There is no better way to celebrate the season than to give football lovers an opportunity to get up close with the coveted trophy. This shows yet again that DStv and GOtv remain the number one destination for world class football content available week in week out to millions of fans showing on SuperSport.”The arrival of the trophy will add to the excitement and thrill already being experienced by fans of the current football season. Fans and subscribers can catch every Premier League game live on SuperSport, with Nigerian fans watching even more matches than the UK where the matches take place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram From October 26 to 29, MultiChoice will take the famous Premier League winner’s trophy on a tour across select locations in Lagos, including a public viewing event where fans will have access to the trophy on the 28th.The Premier League trophy visits different countries every year, where the league is significantly followed, and Nigeria ranks highly amongst countries like India, Japan and South East Asia where the league enjoys immense support and following. The trophy will be visiting Nigeria for the second time after a first visit in 2011, also courtesy MultiChoice.Fans and followers of the Premier League will have the opportunity of living the dream of their football heroes when the trophy arrives Lagos later in October. This presents a once in a lifetime experience for lucky MultiChoice subscribers who will not only get a chance to be a part of the trophy tour around Lagos, but also meet Nigerian football legends like JayJay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba and a host of others.last_img read more

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FA assures Ghanaian journalists of co-operation during AFCON 2013

first_imgSpokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Ibrahim Saanie Daara has denied speculations that his outfit will restrict Ghanaian journalists during the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa.Saanie Daara who was a guest on Saturday’s Joy Sports Link, said though the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the tournament has decided to provide extra security for participating teams, the Ghana FA will provide opportunities for Ghanaian journalists to conduct interviews.This was in response to reports that the Ghana FA planned to restrict journalists who would cover the tournament next January.“We will enhance the relationship and will not be hostile to any journalist”, said Ibrahim Saanie Daara“There will be tight security on the teams but we will let them understand that the Ghanaian journalist must be treated differently from how they treat other foreign journalists.”The Black Stars will be based in Port Elizabeth for the tournament which will be played between 19 January to February 10, 2013.last_img read more

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Find out which Indian pacer Yuzvendra Chahal has nicknamed ‘yorker queen’!

first_imgAdvertisement 2o3h3NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscqbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1uw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) j7joWould you ever consider trying this?😱6pvCan your students do this? 🌚r9466hRoller skating! Powered by Firework Youngster Navdeep Saini stole the limelight in the 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka; with the hosts registering an easy 7-wicket victory over their southern neighbours on Tuesday. Saini, who scalped two wickets while conceding only 18 runs in his four overs quota, was named the man of the match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore – the very venue where he played against Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy final back in 2018. Soon after, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not picked for the game, interviewed him (Saini) and Shardul Thakur on his famous Chahal TV and was all praise for his RCB colleague for his flawless yorkers. However, Chahal also took a cheeky dig at Saini by labelling him as ‘Yorker Queen’. Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricketcountry“Since Jasprit Bumrah is the yorker king, so are you yorker queen?” the ever-amusing Chahal joked.India were eager to start their new year on a high note after the first game of the three-match T20I series was abandoned in Guwahati due to heavy downpour. Skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first as the Indian bowlers put up a fantastic display, restricting the Lanka batsmen to 142 for nine wickets in 20 overs.Although Saini was the star among the bowlers with his sensational figures of 4-0-18-2, Shardul Thakur also impressed the fans, picking up three wickets in the 19th over.With a target of 143, openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul started the Indian innings brilliantly, with their 71 runs partnership. But after their dismissals, it was Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer who put up a 51-run stand for the third wicket, guiding India to a comfortable victory.As for Sri Lanka, only Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick among their bowlers, with two wickets to his name in four overs.The final game of the series will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.You might also like:Fan constructs remarkable Virat Kohli potrait using old phone parts!Sourav Ganguly: Rishabh Pant is a ‘special talent’ but selection depends on selectors Advertisementlast_img read more

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ULSTER PLAYER OF YEAR LACEY WILL BE FIT TO FACE AUSSIES

first_imgDonegal’s classt defender Karl Lacey hopes to be fit to feature for Ireland in next month’s International Rules series. Lacey has undergone keyhole surgery to his knee after picking up an injury when tackled by Barry Cahill in the Tir Chonaill County’s defeat to Dublin in last month’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final. The Four Masters clubman, who this week was named Ulster Footballer of the Year, is expected to be fine to take part with the provisional Irish squad that will meet ahead of the series with Australia though, with Donegal selector Rory Gallagher optimistic of his chances.“It’s minor enough – just a wee cleanout basically,” said Gallagher.“There’s no big fear that it’s anything major and he’ll probably only be out for a couple of weeks. We’d be expecting him to be part of it (the Irish provisional squad).“If everything goes according to plan, he should be back and in contention for that. It (the injury) was a direct result of that bang in the Dublin game.” On the defeat to the Dubs at Croke Park, an honest Gallagher added: “We weren’t happy, but at the same time Dublin deserved their victory in the end.”ULSTER PLAYER OF YEAR LACEY WILL BE FIT TO FACE AUSSIES was last modified: September 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAkarl laceylast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — December 18, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171218We have a fairly calm start to the week. Moisture so far over Ohio has been pretty minor. We do have to deal with lingering moisture through the day today, and in many cases, but we do not expect much. With the clouds we are only looking at minor precipitation, spits and sprinkles here and there, for a total of no more than a few hundredths to .15” over 40% of the state.Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday look dry with better sunshine potential. Temps remain normal to above normal and we will see no snow left anywhere in the state by late this week (there is only minor snow cover remaining in northern Indiana as of this morning anyway, a lot of which was in areas that have not been able to see as much sun. We see good west winds through the period, with a turn to the strong southwest not likely until late in the week.On Friday, we see those southwest winds develop, and clouds build quickly. However moisture is slower to arrive and we are projecting now only a few hit and miss showers for Friday during the day. Much better moisture fills in overnight Friday night through Saturday the 23rd. Through Saturday midday we can see .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. Some models are trying to put much heavier rain in over southern Indiana with thunderstorms, but we are not going there yet. This Saturday precipitation will be the start of what could be a very interesting holiday weekend.The balance of Saturday and most of Sunday will be dry, but colder air tries to come in from the NW. Meanwhile, moisture continues to flow up the old, stalled frontal boundary sitting to our south. Eventually, Christmas Eve night we see this moisture surge back north, covering most of the state by Christmas morning. Cold air maintains its advance from the northwest, setting up a potential rain in the south changing to snow in the central and to light snow in the north kind of set up for early Christmas morning. And, the precipitation continues through Christmas day, adding to snows in the central and north. The precipitation finally leaves Tuesday the 26th, by midday. It is way too early to project where heavy snows and problem spots will be, and we expect the track of this system to change over the next few days. But, this is the “headline event” of the weather over the next 10 days, especially since it dances around Christmas itself. The map above shows total precipitation from the 22nd through early the 27th. This will have rain, but some of these totals can be snow, depending on where the cold air set up and when!Behind that system, the bitter cold air is coming in and parking over the state. Temps will be well below normal through the turn of the month. We should be mostly dry through the extended window, but a strong complex developing in the southern plains needs to be watched for the New Year’s weekend too…as that is an area we watch closely for winter storm development.last_img read more

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Heat beat Knicks in Dwyane Wade’s final Madison Square Garden game

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Dion Waiters scored 28 points, Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat beat the Knicks 100-92.“You love playing here. You hear about it,” said Wade, who stuck around after the final buzzer to take in the love from the crowd that serenade him with chants of ‘D-Wade! D-Wade!’ throughout the night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“When I played in college, I got the opportunity to play here, the Coaches vs Cancer Classic. It was just immediately, that feel, and the feel was there. Getting an opportunity to play (here) in the NBA has been special.”Wade had 17 points in leading Marquette past Villanova in that game on Nov. 15, 2002. TIP-INS:Heat: Wade averaged 23.6 points in 44 regular season games at Madison Square Garden.Knicks: Mitchell Robinson started at center and finished with nine points and 14 rebounds. Prior to the game, Knicks coach David Fizdale said he wanted to get a better look at the second-round pick from the 2018 draft over the last two weeks of the regular season.THANKING WADEWade’s tribute video included a warm message from Fizdale, who won two NBA titles as a Miami assistant coach from 2008-16.The Knicks coach recalled a game Wade won while both teams on the court couldn’t get anything “right.”But Wade found a way to put the Heat over Chicago in double overtime.“He stole the ball at the end of the game and made a running halfcourt shot to end the game. It was literally a bloodbath. I’ll never forget that night,” Fizdale recalled. “We’re battling like crazy. And somehow he figured out how to get us a win.”UP NEXTHeat: Visit the Boston Celtics on Monday for the first game of a home-and-home series. View comments Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) moves the ball against New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 30, 2019, in New York. The Heat won 100-92. (AP Photo/Nicole Sweet)NEW YORK — Dwyane Wade felt something special about Madison Square Garden since first stepping on its floor during his sophomore season in college.The 13-time All-Star bid farewell to the arena Saturday night by planting a kiss on the New York Knicks logo at center court.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Emmanuel Mudiay scored 24 points for the Knicks, who have lost six straight and 14 of 15.The Knicks led 61-55 at the half but managed to score just 31 points over the last two quarters, shooting just 12 for 36 from the field, including 5 for 21 in the last period.New York, which has lost eight straight games at home, seemed like it was going to spoil Wade’s last visit to one of his favorite arenas.But he followed Whiteside’s basket with two of his own before Whiteside made two free throws to make it 87-79 with 9:29 to go.The three-time NBA champion received a nice hand from the Garden crowd when he walked to the scorer’s table for the first time midway through the first quarter. Wade was then greeted with a standing ovation when he checked into the game with 4:37 left in the period.“As a player, this is your last time and just want to enjoy it,” Wade added. “I know the fans stayed around and that was so cool, man, to be able to have that. You expect it at home maybe your last time but on the road you don’t expect that.”New York honored Wade’s 15-year career with a video tribute with 2:47 remaining in the opening period after a Miami timeout.Wade then drove to the basket for his first points of the night.“One of the top-5, if not top-3 best shooting guards to ever play this game,” Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. said.“Super competitor. Even better person. You got to salute everything he’s done and accomplished in this league.” Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wade had back-to-back baskets in Miami’s 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter after the game was tied through three. He shot 6 for 16 and added seven rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.Miami coach Erik Spoelstra thought of the old Heat-Knicks rivalry and found the pro-Miami crowd like something of the Twilight Zone.“To hear all the cheers and all the ‘Let’s Go Heat,’ it all feels strange but that is the impact of a Hall of Fame player and I am glad he is on our side,” Spoelstra said.Hassan Whiteside finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat, while Kelly Olynyk chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. Goran Dragic had 10 points and 10 assists.The Heat have won six of their last eight games and hold a half-game lead over Orlando for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Knicks: Conclude their six-game homestand when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP volleyball: Lady Bulldogs eliminate Lady Falcons from Final 4 race Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country directorlast_img read more

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Ohio State students not surprised by Terrelle Pryors departure

Terrelle Pryor’s time at Ohio State has come to an end. OSU students aren’t surprised. Larry James, Pryor’s attorney, said Pryor will forgo his senior season. Through James, Pryor released a statement on Tuesday to The Lantern. “In the best interest of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at the Ohio State University,” Pryor said. Pryor’s decision comes in the wake of former head coach Jim Tressel’s resignation and multiple reports saying that the NCAA launched an independent investigation of the star athlete for allegedly receiving discounts on vehicles throughout his tenure at OSU. OSU students weren’t surprised by the news of Pryor’s departure. “I’m not surprised,” said Andrew Leggett, a first-year in pharmaceutical sciences. “I’ve felt like it was going to happen for awhile.” Pryor has long been a polarizing figure in the Buckeye community and his departure is no different. “I feel like it would be better if he stayed,” said Aaron Wendel, a first-year in health sciences, “because he’s not ready for the NFL I don’t think.” Not everyone agreed. “I don’t think he was going to be able to play next season anyway,” said Paul Warren, a first-year in Biology. “It’s probably in his best interest (to leave).” Pryor’s 31-4 record as a starter makes him the second-winningest quarterback in OSU history, trailing only former Buckeye quarterback Art Schlichter. Pryor threw for 6,177 yards and 57 touchdowns while rushing for 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns. James said Pryor hasn’t decided what the next step in his career will be. Some have suggested Pryor could enter the NFL’s supplemental draft. Many question whether Pryor’s skills can translate to the next level. “I don’t think he’s going to do anything (in the NFL),” Leggett said. “I don’t think he’s ready. I don’t think he has the ability to read defenses or make throws. I think he’s done.” Others think Pryor’s raw athletic ability is too good for NFL teams to turn down. “I think he can make (the NFL),” Warren said. “I think he’s athletically gifted. If he wants to, he’ll be able to.” OSU’s next step at quarterback is just as uncertain Pryor’s. Joe Bauserman, Kenny Guiton, and Braxton Miller spent spring practice vying to replace Pryor, who was facing a five-game suspension for selling memorabilia and accepting improper benefits. Now, in wake of Pryor’s absence, the trio of inexperienced quarterbacks will have to lead the Buckeyes for the entire season. “I don’t know who the next quarterback will be so it will be interesting to see what happens next year,” said Amy Hoffmeister, a third-year in human development and family science. read more

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Baseball Ohio State heads into fourgame series against Hawaii

Ohio State freshman Garrett Burhenn (30) throws one of the opening pitches during the Men’s Baseball home opener against the Lipscomb Bison on March 15, 2019 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternThe Ohio State baseball team will take a hot offense up against the solid pitching staff of Hawaii. The Buckeyes (10-10) hope to continue their winning ways at home against the Rainbow Warriors (9-11) in a four-game series starting Thursday. The Buckeyes have won three of their past four games, while Hawaii has lost six of its past seven. In four home games this season, Ohio State has hit .355 with six home runs for an average of 8.5 runs a game. The explosive offense of Ohio State will be tested against a Hawaii squad that boasts several successful pitchers. Redshirt junior pitcher Dylan Thomas has a 1.50 ERA in 24 innings pitched this season. Thomas has thrown 13 innings as a starter, including an 11-strikeout start against Longwood University. Sophomore pitcher Jeremy Wu-Yelland has the most innings pitched for Hawaii. He holds a 4.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts in five starts. The Rainbow Warriors hold a team ERA of 4.20, while averaging 8.35 strikeouts a game. Offensively, Hawaii bats .256 as a team. However, more than 42 percent of the team’s hits come from three starters.The team’s top hitter is freshman outfielder Scotty Scott, who bats .325. Scott has started all 20 games for the Rainbow Warriors and leads the team with five steals on eight attempts. Sophomore first baseman Alex Baeza leads Hawaii with 20 RBIs, as well as four home runs and a .319 batting average. The last of Hawaii’s big three is senior shortstop Maaki Yamazaki. He has a .304 batting average to go with 13 RBIs. The series between Ohio State and Hawaii takes place at Bill Davis Stadium, and will open up with a 5:05 p.m. game on Thursday. This will be followed by a 5:05 p.m. Friday game, a 3:05 p.m. game on Saturday and a 1:05 p.m. finale on Sunday. read more

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Man City bid for stake in Doan rejected by Groningen

first_imgThe Premier League side are not the only club who have noticed the Japan teen and his rise to stardom. However, his current club Groningen rejected their offer to split him with the Citizens.The Dutch team’s technical director, Ron Jans, recently confirmed Manchester City had a lucrative offer to take part ownership of the 19-years-old as soon as his loan deal with Gamba Osaka was ratified this week. However, he also confirmed the offer was rejected.Doan has played a key part this season for his team as he has been able to score eight goals and three assists – a player of that rank is certainly out of Groningen’s pocket. The Citizens have made a kind gesture in their offer to help them acquire him more easily, but the Dutch have decided they will be doing it on their own.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We said that we really liked it that they offered it, but we’re doing it on our own. The connection with City is very positive,” Jans admitted, according to Goal.Doan has not made his first appearance for the Japan international team yet, but will most likely help them in Russia.last_img read more

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Bridging the fashion divide

first_imgThe different techniques of embroidery, colour combinations and stitching methods have embellished the creative attires adorned by fashion aficionados since time immemorial. Creative trends in fashion today have managed to reach a much wider audience through various mediums such as films, TV and the internet. Between India and Pakistan, the proximity had enabled the transfer of various techniques of embroidery since the pre-partition era, a time when people knew about Chikankari or Multani Tanka. Later, as political complications restricted it, the need for another way of accessing the latest trends, arose. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Initially films were used to showcase various fashion trends, cuisines and talents in the two neighbouring countries but soon it became more one-sided with only Indian films and fashion trends making their way to the other side. It was only after the introduction of Pakistani TV serials (through the TV Channel Zindagi) that the affection for Pakistani artists and their fashion trends reached its zenith in India, which has further prompted events, combining and showcasing the efforts of both the nations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe launch of Shaan-e-Pakistan is the latest event in line for these collaborations. Here, the latest fashion trends of both the countries will be showcased. Huma Nassr, the curator of Shaan-e-Pakistan revealed, “The different kinds of embroidery such as Chikankari, Kundan, Mukaish work, Zardozi and Multani Tanka will be showcased through the bridal collections along with the works focusing on the high-street fashion by the Indian and Pakistani designers.”  When asked if the Pakistani TV serials have contributed in any way to popularise the event, Nassr said, “Yes, Pakistani serials have helped to promote Pakistani fashion to Indian audience with some of the Pakistani and Indian celebrities even supporting this event.” Supported by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi and Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the three-day event which will be starting from September 10, will showcase the works of Indian designers such as Anju Modi, Vinky Singh, Sadan Pandey, Poonam Bhagat along with their Pakistani counterparts like Huma Nassr, HSY, Mona Imran, Nadia Hussain among others. Vinky Singh, who will be showcasing her Fulkari collection said, “I am looking forward to the fashion show and I hope that it brings the two nations closer.”last_img read more

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